The Russia Embassy in Nigeria has urged Nigerian students to explore opportunity through application for the ongoing Russia government scholarship program. The scholarship is to improve the Nigerian students educationally.

Russia Embassy Press Attache, Mr. Ivan Lydkin made the call on Wednesday in Abuja. He informed the team of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) executives led by Mr. Danielson Akpan. Lydkin described the scholarship programme as Russia’s way of strengthening its bilateral relations with Nigeria under its reunification initiative. He also said the Embassy’s mission is to introduce Nigerian students to Russia’s academic opportunities to enable them to improve themselves.

The Press Attache also said interactive sessions have been organized in Nigeria for Russia alumni in the country who are over 10,000.

Lydkin said ‘’we work with 30 courses and offer full educational programme and our programme has been growing bigger and better over the years. The scholarship affords allowances from the Federal Scholarship Board of Nigeria’’.

Russia is said to have 32 Universities which has 40 educational programmes and offer courses based on candidate’s choice. Also present in the meeting is the Head of the International Student’s office, Mr. Renat Yalyshev. He lauded the scholarship initiative and urged Nigerians to apply in order to secure better education in future. According to him, Russia has university for all engineering and science courses.

Yalyshev said ‘’The St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, LETI, for instance is the oldest university, having been founded in 1886; where you can be offered all directions of computer sciences. We have school of electronics and automations, we have very good experience in technology’’.

The NANS executive commended the Embassy for the scholarship initiative and promised to disseminate the information to his other Nigerians.

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